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Introduction About the author Acknowledgments Chapter 1 What is academic culture? Chapter 2 Opinions and positions Chapter 3 Critical thinking, problem solving and description Chapter 4 Independent learning Chapter 5 Students and lecturers Chapter 6 Sources of academic knowledge Chapter 7 Academic listening Chapter 8 Academic reading Chapter 9 Voices in academic texts Chapter 10 Expressing your own voice Chapter 11 Avoiding plagiarism Chapter 12 Voices in different types of text Chapter 13 Expressing your voice using hedges, boosters and attitude markers Chapter 14 Writing essays: general-specific texts Chapter 15 Writing reports: problem-solution texts Chapter 16 Writing research reports Chapter 17 Making your argument flow Chapter 18 Organising information in clauses Chapter 19 Taking part in tutorials and seminars Chapter 20 Group work Further reading Glossary Answers Index

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Jean Brick has been involved in the field of academic literacy for over 20 years. She has worked with undergraduates and postgraduate students from both English speaking and non-English speaking backgrounds, and currently teaches in the Linguistics Department of Macquarie University.

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